For my final project I decided to draw a scene at a living room. Why I decided to use the place living room because it’s a place at home beside dining table that my family get to gather today. Be it watching show or chit chatting. Now that I stay in school, the time we get to sit down together become lesser. However, I realize there is one time that doesn’t change is that every Friday night when I reach home, they are still sitting down at the usual spots, doing the same old thing. Thus, I want to try capturing this moment and draw it out.
However, drawing figure is not my strength. I started out by using the block to get the position right first. I get reference from the book Figure Drawing, Design and Invention by Michael Hampton. Drawing of hands and legs is still something I am still working on.
These are drawing from life drawing class. The model did 5 mins pose(x5) for us.
I tried drawing figures from images, however the fingers here still look a bit awkward. Facial features is also something I need to improve on.
After consultation with Prof Woon Lam about drawing the interior space. He recommended me to look at Nicholas Poussin work and find out how he play around with the space. He advised me to draw out the space first, before adding in the furniture and figures.
The red part indicate the area, yellow part are the furniture and wall design while the blue arrow indicate the flow, where the human face are all looking towards the direction where it end at the figure lying there.
In class, we went on to learn how to draw hand and head. Like the proportion of our palm to our fingers. How each fingers have 3 joint and the ratio to each parts. During my last assignment, I left out the hand part and didn’t draw it in because my hand always turn out looking weird. Still trying to get the idea of positioning the hand so that it looks natural and nicely placed.
Here is our prof Woon lam trying to explain to us the bone structure of a human.
He also teaches us how to draw head using the volume. How the head is tilt in different angle, when it’s lying down or facing different direction.
He went on to teach us on water color painting. It’s amazing how he uses one color and created so many different gradient to it by adjusting the amount of water use. This is some of the painting he does in class to show us how we can play around with water color.
We went on to try out on our own. I went on to explore on some colors, however my painting is a bit too safe. I didn’t dare to add more water to create the different tone. Where my painting turn out to be too flat.
During class, we went through figure drawing using box. We are suppose to focus on a few point of the body and construct a box within it, its to guide us along on how the figure is position. However, I don’t really get the idea of constructing the box using the point. Thus, this is the first outcome that I attempt and it’s really bad.
Therefore, I went to consult Prof Woon Lam about the concept of using box. This is what he have drawn while teaching on which point to focus on, the axis and all.
The figure we are focusing on the the white figurine.
Then I carry on to try out the method again. I roughly get the idea of what the concept about and still on the process of improving it. This is what I did after consulting prof.
This is the first time I touch on figure drawing, and is still unfamiliar with it. I will try to do more practice in the future and hope to make some improvement.
This is my first time using charcoal and I find that the way Prof Woon Lam teaches us on charcoal is very interesting. Using charcoal give us the privilege of making mistake. It can be easily erase and we just have to give it another try! Still on the process on how to use charcoal and this is the work I have done in class.
On our first lesson, we went to Canteen 2 to do some sketching. We are suppose to un-objectify objects which is to “throw away” our knowledge about that object. Some useful tips is to squint our eyes so that we could only see the outline of the object and start sketching. However, it was not easy for me. I can’t seems to get that concept. This are a few try out that I did.